Are There Restrictions On The Hours A Minor Is Permitted To Work?

Minors ages 14­15 may work 40 hours per week during breaks from school. During school they can work three hours a day between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for a maximum of 18 hours a week. Minors who work more than five hours a day are entitled to a 30­ minute break.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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